That’s not to say it is without charm – Finland’s thriving capital city is a destination based around the water, with a vibrant market on the harbour front. From this spot, you’ll be able to set sail to one of many idyllic islands or visit the imposing structure of the cathedral that serves as a backdrop for your Helsinki city break.
With its breath-taking natural surroundings, holidays in Helsinki are not only perfect for shopping trips and exclusive dining but also for exploring many beautiful parks and forests – ideal for the whole family. Hike or bike your way through the spectacular landscapes of Finland, or head to nearby Espoo for a dose of action and adventure – with everything from golfing to ice-skating.
If you’ve got the kids in tow on your holidays to Helsinki and you don’t fancy taking them around a museum for the day, there are some excellent family attractions – head to the Serena Water Amusement Park, Sea Life Park or Olympic Stadium to keep them captivated for the day.